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Re: Sarge's stuff
« Reply #450 on: January 12, 2017, 10:07:39 AM »
Thanks, guys! I appreciate your comments.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Sarge's stuff
« Reply #451 on: February 19, 2017, 08:49:27 PM »
I haven't played with knives much lately but I'm back in action. Just finished another Kephart. This is another from the saw blade. I guess I've used about half of it so far.

Typical Kephart specs... 4 1/2" blade and handle. Blade is about 1" wide and 1/8" thick. Scales are ironwood with copper Loveless bolts and tube.



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Re: Sarge's stuff
« Reply #452 on: February 21, 2017, 09:22:29 PM »
Real nice total package Sarge. I like this Keppy shape, a little more pointy, less belly than some. And the copper and walnut look great together. Sheath makin'- your good at that too.

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Re: Sarge's stuff
« Reply #453 on: February 22, 2017, 11:49:14 AM »
Nice Sarge!  Ironwood and Cocobolo were made to be on a knife! 
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« Reply #454 on: February 22, 2017, 12:53:17 PM »
Thanks fellas! Yep, unknown, I've made a few Kephart styles and I intentionally tried to make this blade tip a little less blunt and a little more pointy. Also, the handle is just a bit beefier than the last couple I've made.
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Re: Sarge's stuff
« Reply #455 on: February 22, 2017, 01:20:12 PM »
Yeah, ironwood I should have said. Still looks great.

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« Reply #456 on: February 26, 2017, 05:43:10 PM »
looks good sarge and glad to hear your back in the shop.

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Re: Sarge's stuff
« Reply #457 on: March 01, 2017, 08:46:46 PM »



Sarge, just wanted to let you know that I used your knife out at the fire pit tonight and it worked flawlessly. Made a couple of feather sticks and got a fire going quickly. Thanks again for a great and beautiful knife.

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« Reply #458 on: March 02, 2017, 07:12:01 AM »
Good stuff, YY. I'm glad to know you like it and use it. I appreciate the feedback.
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Re: Sarge's stuff
« Reply #459 on: March 06, 2017, 01:15:50 PM »
That last Nessmuk I finished sold quickly and I have requests for 3 more - two with walnut, one with ironwood.



The walnut ain't too shabby but found some beautiful ironwood


Experimenting with inlay material for the sheaths rawhide, frog skin, deer skin...



These blades are a first for me...er, actually the first time I tried to outsource heat treating, all 12 blades got lost in the mail. So this is the first time I received treated blades. I sent them to Peter's HT this time. They received the blades on a Friday and shipped them back to me the following Friday. I've got a variety of blades in progress - several Nessies, EDC, tactical...


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« Reply #460 on: March 06, 2017, 04:53:42 PM »
You have some really nice designs there.  Wow.
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Re: Sarge's stuff
« Reply #461 on: March 06, 2017, 05:14:06 PM »
Bottom left heat treat looks very interesting.

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Re: Sarge's stuff
« Reply #462 on: March 06, 2017, 05:56:13 PM »
This one has a butcher look to it... I guess. Not sure what else to call it. It's O1 steel, 1/8" thick, 5" blade, 4 1/4" handle. Bubinga furniture with brass pins/tubes.




Flats have a forge finish but I cleaned off the black. The bevel is polished.


Haven't done much tooling/stamping. I did the two-tone dye while the leather was still wet from the stamping.


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That handle looks like glass! Very nice polish. Great leather work too. I like the way the dye darkens towards the edges. It's a subtle but classy effect.

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« Reply #463 on: March 06, 2017, 06:21:04 PM »
Looking great Sarge, all of them. :thumbsup:
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Re: Sarge's stuff
« Reply #464 on: March 06, 2017, 06:36:00 PM »
THIS IS MY FAVORITE, so far......

Finished my first knife of 2017 and also the first one start-to-finish with my new grinder.

O1 tool steel, 1/8" thick, blade and handle are about 4 1/2" each


Hand sanded the blade down to 600 grit, back to 400 grit, then used a Scotchbrite 400-600 belt


Sheath with rawhide inlay


Plan is for belt loop allow low ride or cross-draw carry option. I haven't tested it out yet.



.........BUT, I LIKE THE TU-TONE SHEATH IN PW's PICK-OF-THE-LITTER.   

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« Reply #465 on: March 06, 2017, 07:38:03 PM »
Thanks guys! I appreciate the feedback.

Creek, some of the difference in coloring is due to the lighting but that lower left blank is noticeably different. Not sure why. Looks like a temper line on the bevel. They were all Rockwell tested (59) so they should be consistent.

That center coffin handle blank will have a clip point with a nickel guard, hidden pins and ebony scales. I've inset a pair of dice in each scale. Not sure yet how it will look. Like a gambler's bowie I hope.

Wolfy and PW, those two knife/sheath packages are among my favorites...oh and YellowYak's ... and Creek's...

Thanks again!
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Re: Sarge's stuff
« Reply #466 on: March 06, 2017, 09:03:31 PM »
i only got to see the one knife wow ow d you sand those scales.
can't to get good enoug to show some of mine some day.

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Re: Sarge's stuff
« Reply #467 on: March 06, 2017, 09:54:51 PM »
Don't ever be afraid to show your efforts here, hayshaker!  Everybody has to start somewhere and trying your best to improve will no doubt be evident in successive knives.  Makers (not me) who have a few under their belt will help you improve.  These guys are GOOD, but all of them were where you are at one time and will be willing to give you suggestions on how to improve if you just ask.
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Re: Sarge's stuff
« Reply #468 on: March 07, 2017, 06:54:09 PM »



Sarge, just wanted to let you know that I used your knife out at the fire pit tonight and it worked flawlessly. Made a couple of feather sticks and got a fire going quickly. Thanks again for a great and beautiful knife.

Greg, That's a sweet score, Sarge did you good. look forward to checking that one out.
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Re: Sarge's stuff
« Reply #469 on: March 18, 2017, 10:16:20 PM »
Sarge, your stuff has gotten even better than when I was last here - if that's even possible! You're really getting some nice blades done. Sweet. :)
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« Reply #470 on: March 20, 2017, 07:01:56 AM »
Thanks, guys!

Really is good to have you back on board, KK.
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« Reply #471 on: March 20, 2017, 08:32:34 AM »
Finished the ironwood Nessmuk first. The others are still in progress.




New vice works well. Rotates 360 degrees and really speeds up the hand sanding.


At 400 grit, started wet sanding with linseed oil


400 grit satin finished blade


Hand sanded the wood to 1000 grit then polished. Lanyard bead is from the scales.


Decided on a black frog skin inlay to compliment the dark grain in the ironwood.
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« Reply #472 on: March 20, 2017, 09:56:38 AM »
I'm weakening. :-\
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« Reply #473 on: March 20, 2017, 10:17:47 AM »
That is just incredible! You should be proud. I'll be ready real soon  :drool:

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« Reply #474 on: March 20, 2017, 10:25:39 AM »
Wow!  You are really getting your skill honed my friend.  Seriously awesome work.     :thumbsup:
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« Reply #475 on: March 20, 2017, 01:23:03 PM »
Thank you guys!

Wolfy, that one is sold ... if that helps. LOL
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« Reply #476 on: March 20, 2017, 01:32:35 PM »
It does.......but not a lot. :-\
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« Reply #477 on: March 20, 2017, 07:51:15 PM »
That is truly amazing Sarge, outstanding!! :thumbsup:   I think Stan maybe said it a few pages back, but I'm running out of words to describe how awesome your work has become, I'm a huge fan sir!!

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« Reply #478 on: March 24, 2017, 08:58:50 PM »
Sorry again, wolfy. LOL

Thanks  a lot, Dano. I appreciate that.

Here are a couple of the latest... both are from the batch heat treated and cryo-tempered by Peters HT.

This one I'd call French trade style (or Blind Horse/Pathfinder style with a flat grind). It is O1 steel, 5/32" thick, 400 grit satin finish, blade and handle are 4 1/2" each.



Book matched stabilized walnut scales with 1/4" brass Corby rivets (bolts)


Matching ferro rod with on-board carrier. Removable D-ring allows sheath to be carried dangler style or via belt loop

This one is not so bushy


EDC in O1 steel, 1/8" thick, 4" blade and handle. Scales are black linen micarta with stainless pins & tube, and a thin blue line of G10


Kydex sheath has a horizontal carry belt clip
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« Reply #479 on: April 15, 2017, 08:32:43 PM »
Finished another rasp knife...


Blade and handle are about 4.5" each, full tang with elk antler scales


Basic pouch style sheath from 7-9 oz. weight leather
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« Reply #480 on: April 15, 2017, 09:31:44 PM »
Really good looking work Sarge!  That last one with antler looks awesome!  I'm diggin that kydex belt clip in the previous post too.  Nicely done!
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« Reply #481 on: April 15, 2017, 09:48:41 PM »
That one is terrific.  Great blade shape and the finger grooves on the elk antler look really comfortable. 
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« Reply #482 on: April 15, 2017, 10:18:47 PM »
Another dandy, Sarge......I especially like the elk antler slabs & the shape of the handle! :thumbsup:
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« Reply #483 on: April 18, 2017, 07:15:25 AM »
Thanks, guys!

I learned a lesson with the antler scales. I've used antler on a couple hidden tangs but this is the first one with scales. I left them too thick when I pinned/epoxied them on the blade. Couldn't just grind them down until they were small enough so I had to remove them. Couldn't knock out the pins so I had to hacksaw each slab, thin them down from the back side, then re-attach. After all that, it felt good in hand.

OE, that clip on the kydex is from KnifeKits.com. That's the first one I've used. A friend bought the knife and he's sorta field testing the clip. I think it has potential, especially for a smaller/lighter knife.

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« Reply #484 on: May 08, 2017, 07:34:00 PM »
Finished three this weekend. I've got a stack of blanks I'm trying to get finished.

All three of these are about the same size - 7" OAL, 3 1/4" blades.




1/8" thick sawmill blade with ironwood scales

 
1/8" thick O1 tool steel with black walnut burl scales. This blank is from the batch heat treated, tempered, and cryo-treated by Peters Heat Treating.

 
EDC in 5/32" O1 with brown micarta and brown kydex sheath
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« Reply #485 on: May 09, 2017, 05:17:33 AM »
really nice sarge

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« Reply #486 on: May 09, 2017, 06:20:44 AM »
Sarge that bottom EDC looks great!  That looks like a real nice size for a game knife for dressing and skinning.  Is the sheath vertical or horizontal carry, or both?
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« Reply #487 on: May 09, 2017, 07:56:52 AM »
Thanks, guys!

OE, I'm experimenting with that kydex sheath. It is set up for vertical IWB carry.


I've never used the spring type clip but I have a few and wanted to give it a try. Of course, the plate/clip are removable so I could add loops or something else horizontal carry. It's a work in progress right now.


A friend recently bought this one with a clip for horizontal carry. He's sorta field testing it for me so I can decide if I'll use the clip again or not.
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« Reply #488 on: June 22, 2017, 08:09:25 AM »
Another Nessmuk in the same profile I've posted recently. This is from the ol' sawmill blade ... just a little bit of it left. Used Aqua Fortis on the curly maple and finished it with Tru-oil.



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« Reply #489 on: June 22, 2017, 08:23:06 AM »
Sarge that is one of the better looking Nessmuk influenced blades I have seen.  Well done.  The sheath is top notch too.
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« Reply #490 on: June 22, 2017, 09:15:34 AM »
I like your Nessmuks, Sarge.....they don't look like they're afflicted with osteoporosis. :popcorn:
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« Reply #491 on: June 22, 2017, 09:54:18 AM »
That one is sweet Sarge!  I like the whole package!  Nice touch with the antler keeper.  Lots of character to this setup
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« Reply #492 on: July 11, 2017, 08:54:40 PM »
This big a$$ chopper is my biggest blade to date - 15" overall with a 10" blade. The 5160 steel is 1/4" thick, triple quenched, with a 400 grit satin finish. Scales are cocobolo, sanded to 1200 grit then polished.




Stainless Loveless bolts and tube (took the pic before I cleaned the gunk out of the tube)


Out the side style sheath
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« Reply #493 on: July 11, 2017, 09:29:49 PM »
Sweet!  That is a beauty.  It's as pretty as it is intimidating.  Size seems nice for that blend of large knife and chopper.  Nice work Sarge!
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« Reply #494 on: July 11, 2017, 09:38:44 PM »
Wow!  That is a beauty.  That satin finish is really something I think.  Neat sheath too.  That is one "heckuva" knife.  Well done.
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« Reply #495 on: July 11, 2017, 10:57:53 PM »
Woodsrunner would like that one......he ain't the only one, though!  :drool: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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« Reply #496 on: July 12, 2017, 03:59:05 AM »
Excellent!  Knife and sheath both look fantastic.

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« Reply #497 on: September 02, 2017, 08:30:11 AM »
Well, looks like 3 years of Photobucket pics or gone.

Here is my latest. Modeled it after a favorite little Cuisinart paring knife from the kitchen.

1/8" O1 steel
Heat treated/cryo treated by Peters' HT
RC 59
4" blade / 4" handle
Dyed / stabilized curly maple
White G10 liners
Stainless pins & tube




Not crazy about the sheath color but it is growing on me.

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« Reply #498 on: September 02, 2017, 08:53:04 AM »
Nice looker Sarge.  I really like the blade shape on that one.  The handle looks like it would be pretty comfortable to work with too.
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« Reply #499 on: September 02, 2017, 11:06:48 AM »
 :thumbsup:  That'll be a nice little bird and trout.
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